Research

Roadmap of Our Work on Carbon Nanotube Electronics



Two review papers: 
Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 42, 2592–2609 (2013).
Nanoscale, Vol. 5, 9483–9502 (2013).


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Research Projects

I. System-level flexible electronics:
Demonstration of various types of nanomaterials-based electronic systems including user-interactive electronic skin, full-color AMOLED display, integrated circuits, and ultra-high-speed (>100 GHz) transistors on flexible substrates. Heterogeneous integration of different types of nanomaterials and electronic components for “system-on-plastic” applications. 


Key publications: 
Nature Materials, Vol. 12, 899–904 (2013)
Nano Letters, Vol. 12, 1527–1533 (2012).
Nano Letters, Vol. 12, 4140–4145 (2012).
Nano Letters, Vol. 13, 3864–3869 (2013).
Nano Letters, Vol. 13, 5425–5430 (2013).


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II. Radio-frequency electronics: RF and Linearity characterization of high performance radio-frequency transistors made with carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D III-V nanomembranes. Self-aligned T-gate platform for minimized parasitic capacitance.


Key publications:
Nano Letters, Vol. 12, 4140–4145 (2012).
Nano Letters, Vol. 12, 1527–1533 (2012).
ACS Nano, Vol. 5, 4169–4176 (2011).
ACS Nano, Vol. 6, 3371–3376 (2012).
ACS Nano, Vol. 6, 6936–6943 (2012).


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III. Semiconducting carbon nanotube networks for macroelectronics: First report of a low-cost, room-temperature, and solution-based wafer-scale semiconducting nanotube thin-film deposition platform. Applications in both p-type and n-type thin-film transistors, CMOS integrated circuits, RF electronics, display electronics, transparent electronics, flexible electronics, and printed electronics.


Key publications:
Nano Letters, Vol. 9, 4285–4291 (2009).
Nano Letters, Vol. 12, 1527–1533 (2012).
Nano Letters, Vol. 11, 4852–4858 (2011).
Nano Letters, Vol. 11, 5301–5308 (2011).
ACS Nano, Vol. 4, 7123–7132 (2010).
ACS Nano, Vol. 5, 3284–3292 (2011).
ACS Nano, Vol. 6, 7412–7419 (2012).


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IV. Type- and chirality-controlled synthesis of carbon nanotubes: CVD growth of aligned carbon nanotubes with well-defined electronic type (metallic vs. semiconducting) and chirality.


Key publications:
Nature Communications, Vol. 3, 1199 (2012).
ACS Nano, Vol. 6, 7454–7462 (2012).


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V. Horizontally aligned carbon nanotubes for nanoelectronic applications: Wafer-scale CVD growth and transfer of high density aligned carbon nanotubes for high-performance field-effect transistors and CMOS integrated circuits.


Key publications:
Nano Letters, Vol. 9, 189–197 (2009).
ACS Nano, Vol. 5, 1147–1153 (2011).
Nano Research, Vol. 3, 831–842 (2010).
Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93, 033101 (2008).

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